"Veterans are pushed through the claims process so fast. VA examiners might do an exam for orthopedic disabilities, the next one may be hearing loss. The next one may be some other type of disability. And when you’re a physician’s assistant doing … [Read more...] about Iraq and Afghan war vets exposed to toxic air struggle for breath — and a diagnosis | PBS NewsHour
When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a Veterans Affairs Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about when … [Read more...] about 14 Questions about VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims
USCAVC Sharp v. Shulkin No. 16-1385 Mr. Sharp, an Army Korean War veteran who suffers from numerous musculoskeletal injuries, argued that Veterans Affairs medical examinations he received were inadequate because the examiner failed to “ascertain … [Read more...] about Musculoskeletal VA Disability Claims – Sharp v Shulkin May Make Higher Disability Percentage Ratings Possible
Disability Benefits Questionnaire (DBQ) Veterans now have more control over the disability claims process. Veterans have the option of visiting a private health care provider instead of a VA facility to complete their disability evaluation … [Read more...] about List By Symptom – VA Disability Compensation
38CFR4 Total Disability Ratings §4.15 Total disability ratings. The ability to overcome the handicap of disability varies widely among individuals. The rating, however, is based primarily upon the average impairment in earning capacity, that is, … [Read more...] about 38CFR4 Total Disability Ratings
VA TL 10-07 below Rescinds VA TL 07-01 | September 14, 2010 | SUBJ: Adjudication of Claims for Total Disability Based on Individual Unemployability (TDIU) PURPOSE Our purpose in issuing this training letter is to revise and clarify our policies and … [Read more...] about Total Disability Ratings Based on Individual Unemployability (IU) – VA Training Letter 10-97 Rescinds Training Letter 07-01
Excerpt from Hill and Ponton's What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) The goal for many veterans is to get to a 100 percent disability rating, but this is not always possible through the rating schedule due to an individual’s particular … [Read more...] about Unemployability from Hill and Ponton
I can't work if I'm getting Unemployability, right? No, in fact, unemployability does not always mean that a veteran is not working. The key, however, is that all income earned from employment must be at or below the poverty level, or from a job that … [Read more...] about Can I work and receive TDIU? Yes, in some cases you can.
You've just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It's a legitimate question - … [Read more...] about Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?
Can I apply for VA disability compensation for a disease or injury diagnosed after service? Short Answer Yes you can. Read on. Service connection may be established for a disability resulting from diseases or injuries which are clearly present in … [Read more...] about Can I apply for VA disability compensation for a disease or injury diagnosed after service?